How I Got Longer, Thicker and Darker Lashes

Everywhere you look eyelashes are getting longer and thicker with the growing popularity of eyelash extensions. My lashes are naturally on the longer side, but I wanted to get a little more length and fullness. While a lot of eyelash extensions look great (and others like cartoon characters), some have bad experiences including eye irritation and damage of natural lashes. The cost for extensions is no joke at $150 bucks per set with required refills every few weeks.

Not liking the risks and cost associated with eyelash extensions, I decided to give Latisse a whirl. The product is managed by a medical professional with more natural yet effective results vs. possible the daddy long legs effects of lash extensions. Due to the 2020 lockdown, I opted to use an online delivery service and had a positive experience with SkinSolutions.MD. A 10 week supply, cost $134. An MD reviews your driver’s license and face photos, fulfills the order and it ships out to you. The entire process took about 10 days from order to receiving.

I’ve now used the product for the full 10 weeks and am happy to share my before and after photos with you. I am definitely going to continue with the product but will get it from my local medical spa as I like to support their business. See below for my great results and what the application process entails.

Top image before. Bottom image is 10 weeks of Latisse once per day. No mascara.

The growth process is slow, considering it takes 10 weeks to get these results versus the instant results provided by lash extensions. I do like that the results are natural and you can see my lashes are not only longer, but also darker and thicker.

A few caveats are that you must continue to use Latisse at least every other day to maintain these results. You apply a droplet to each top lash line once per day. The kit provides a separate, sterile brush for each eye, for each day. I did not experience any eye pain, headaches, redness, itchiness or irritation. Overall, I highly recommend and am delighted with the natural results, cost and easy application.